Profiles

Semester 2 AY2020/2021

Beatrice Glow

Semester 2 AY2020/2021

Beatrice Glow’s research-intensive artwork is concerned with themes of diaspora, indigeneity and the intersecting historical realities of botany and empire. Notable exhibitions and screenings of her work have been held at Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taiwan; Park Avenue Armory, New York; Honolulu Biennial 2017; Duke House Exhibition Series, Institute of Fine Art, NYU, New York; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Chile; and Galeri Nasional, Indonesia. Beatrice completed a BFA in Studio Art at New York University and has received awards ranging from Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Artist-in-Residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at New York University, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics Emerging Artist Fellow, and was a Fulbright Scholar for Performance Art. During her residency at Yale-NUS College, Beatrice will use multi-sensory approaches, ranging from experiential technology to olfactory art. Through collaborative artistic methods she will work with students and community members to research the circulation of people, objects and cultures, focusing on multivalent relationships between Chinese decorative arts, migration flows in Southeast Asia and global cultural productions.

Semester 1 AY2020/2021

Sai (aka Chen Sai Hua Kuan) 陳赛华灌

Semester 1 AY2020/2021

Sai (aka Chen Sai Hua Kuan) 陳赛华灌 explores the notion of play and daily life in his artistic practice. By challenging the habituated eye, Sai transforms and deconstructs ordinary objects and everyday situations to open up fresh interpretations surrounding them. He sees his artworks as the outcome of conditional activities determined and enabled by site and context, which goes beyond object making and studio practice. His works have been shown internationally and locally including at the Creative Center in Osaka, Japan, Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany and the Singapore Art Museum.

Alongside artist, educator and curator Dr. Wang Ruobing, Sai also runs Comma Space 逗号空间, an artist-run experimental space that makes art, curates exhibitions, commissions projects, generates and applies research, and supports contemporary artists locally, regionally and internationally. Comma Space seeks to be a hub for creativity and criticism and demonstrates the ways in which art is a vital part of society.

Semester 2 AY2019/2020

Andrew Yang

Semester 2 AY2019/2020

Andrew S. Yang works across the visual arts, the sciences, and history to explore emerging ecologies of the Anthropocene. Yang’s work has been exhibited from Oklahoma to Yokohama, including the 14th Istanbul Biennial (2015), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2016), the Spencer Museum of Art (2019), and the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (2020). His writing and research can be found in Art Journal, Leonardo, Biological Theory, and Antennae. He is an Associate Professor in the Liberal Arts Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a research associate at the Field Museum of Natural History. Andrew was in the College during Semester 2 of Academic Year 2019/2020.

Christa Donner

Semester 2 AY2019/2020

Christa Donner is an artist, writer, and organiser who investigates the human and animal body as well as its metaphors. Donner employs a range of artistic media in her creative research, including drawing, audio performance, large-scale installations and small-press publications to create multi-layered projects that are both intimate and community-centred. Her creative research focuses on the human and non-human body as a site for conflict and adaptation, from the internal activities of the microbiome to the creative potentials of care work and community. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Contemporary Practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Christa was in the College during Semester 2 of Academic Year 2019/2020.